All online instructors should understand important regulations around distance education at the local, state, and federal level. For your convenience, the Distance Education Committee has gathered important guidelines and practices below.
Diablo Valley College Procedure 4003.01 clarifies local distance education definitions, practices for course review and approval, and guidelines for student participation and authentication. Department Bylaws may include additional local practices.
Diablo Valley College Procedure 4003.02 defines our college policies around instructor-initiated contact and student-to-student interaction in online courses.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Policy clarifying distance education definitions and best practices.
CCC Legal Opinion: Online Class Camera-on Requirements covers the legality of camera-on requirements as it relates to California's constitutional right to privacy, FERPA, and accessibility.
CCC Legal Opinion 2020-11: Live Synchronous Online Classes and Real-time Captioning covers requirements for captioning in online classes.
The US Department of Education's Family and Educational Privacy Act outlines policies around student privacy rights.
Under the new contract, faculty teaching online will need to successfully complete an approved training in online teaching. (Note: this requirement has been paused through Spring 2021.)